Jennifer Lawrence makes a Cameo

Spoiler Alert … this article will not reveal any new buzz on JLaw. Not one ‘never before seen’ photos. Just a curious observation and my normal twisted insight. I am a TV binger. My wife will tolerate it a bit but normally heads to her fortress of solitude to write the under-appreciated wonderful work of…

It’s a Wonderful Life … some life lessons from Bedford Falls

This past week, Mike Floyd shared some timeless and biblical truths from the pulpit. He pulled some clips from a classic movie to demonstrate these truths to help us remember and apply these life lessons. So, enjoy these ponderings as you think about George Bailey’s life … ⁃ If you’re going to help someone, then…

Wilson – Volleyball Friend or Sagely Neighbor?

This morning, I was in the driveway getting out of the 4Runner. I just come back from Granny Bee’s and Andy’s Garage (scheduling an oil change according to the schedule Matt Jones tells me – and I always listen to Matt J). And out of the stillness of the Evergreen quiet community, I hear this…

Rocky, Apollo, Creed, and Now Me

No, I am not getting in the ring. No, I am not preparing for a fight. No, the heavy weight class boxing professionals do not have a new target to bloody and bruise. But yes, I am back in the exercise routine of using the heavy bag. The recent move has changed my routine. I…

Shark Week and You

It was their 30th anniversary. 30 years of television genius. No, I am not referring to Animaniacs, though a case could be made for that too. I am referring to Discovery Channel’s SHARK WEEK. Oh yeah. Now, we cut the cable cord a while back but I work around 3 TV sets in the hotel…

Winnie the Pooh – are you that kind of bear?

Winnie the Pooh (from the opening pages) Sometimes Winnie-the-Pooh likes a game of some sort when he comes downstairs, and sometimes he likes to sit quietly in front of the fire and listen to a story. This evening—“What about a story?” said Christopher Robin. “What about a story?” I said. “Could you very sweetly tell…

What I Needed to Learn from Star Wars IV – Thanks Biggs

Any Star Wars Geeks out there? You might already know this little bit of Star Wars lore – but I find it worth repeating. It’s all about an actor named Garrick Hagon. Garrick is a London born actor who has appeared in the Dr. Who series, a James Bond film, Batman, Mission Impossible, and for…

Prayer For The Unknown

WOW – I got a “Thank you but no thank you, you don’t match our qualifications” letter today – in about 9 hours from the time I sent the CV and Cover Letter. That is the quickest turnaround I’ve had in this time of transition. Sometimes, life doesn’t work out in the time schedule we…

A Goth Scientist Leaves a Mark

She was different. She was a bit Goth, okay maybe a more than just a bit. She had a casket in her apartment where guests would sleep. She wore black and leather studded accessories. She was a regular church goer and bowled with the nuns and played BINGO with the senior adults. The character was…

Thank the Germans on Your Birthday

As I type this, I am making plans to stop by Sprinkles at Legacy West on the way to work.  I want to get me a birthday cupcake. Sprinkles does them best. And I guess I have the Germans to thank for this tradition. You see, today (5.15) is my birthday. I read an article…